Tiny House: Live Small, Dream Big

Tiny House: Live Small, Dream Big

by Brent Heavener


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From the founder of the Instagram feed @TinyHouse, comes a small, chunky inspiration book filled with photographs of the smallest abodes—from vans and boats to tree houses and cabins. A die-cut cover acts as a window onto a simpler world of lighter living and sustainability that never sacrifices function or design.

Imagine living debt-free in an environmentally-friendly home. No mortgage, no clutter, and boundless freedom. This is the reality and dream of people all over the world thanks to the widespread momentum of the tiny house movement in recent years. Designed to fit on the tiniest of coffee tables, this book features 250 full-color photographs of the smallest, most efficient homes around the world, with interviews, features, and smart tips straight from the homeowners. From tiny mobile homes in California, Nashville, and Minnesota to a surfer-built tree house in Washington to a school bus that has been converted to a camper in Oregon, this lookbook is packed with big inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525576617
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 259,746
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Brent Heavener is a digital entrepreneur, rancher, and founder of @tinyhouse, the #1 tiny house account on Instagram.

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Imagine living free of the prescribed norms and daring to do it differently. No debt or mortgage to pay, no clutter and stuff to worry about and an environmentally friendly space to call your own that gives you boundless freedom. The widespread momentum of the tiny house movement has demonstrated that dream becoming a reality for people all over the world. Throughout the US, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa the shift towards a sovereign life free from financial bondage is growing and spreading globally. More and more creative individuals are pursuing a lifestyle with intention—a more balanced way to live that gives greater freedom and ultimately, more happiness. 

As a kid in the mountains of California’s high desert, some of my best adventures involved building forts in the trees or on the ground. Pieced together with scrap wood, bent nails and plywood, it was in these hideaways that I escaped chores and daily homeschooling. I could imagine, dream and allow my creativity to run wild. These imperfect walls were built from the heart—a battle cry of victory when I set the right board on, and sometimes tears when I hammered my thumb. The forts reflected something so much greater than what I knew at that time—they had character, determination and grit written all over them. They soothed the longing for freedom and risk that lay within me as a young man.

Now, years later, that same desire for freedom is even greater and rings true to the hearts of so many others.

Visit a cosy cabin nestled in the Canadian wilderness, a renovated vintage van trekking through the American West, a whimsical tree house high in the forests of Spain, a mobile tiny house in the mountains of Washington or an A-frame atop Australia’s golden hills. Whether you already live in a tiny house, are planning to build one or are simply seeking escapism, my hope is that a spark will be ignited upon the turning of each page.

Embark with me on this visual adventure as you journey through small spaces that inspire a passion to challenge the status quo and pursue a simpler life. A chance to get lost in your thoughts and dream of something more.

Venture ahead,

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